International Journal of Unani and Integrative Medicine

2018, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part BPages: 89-98

Standardisation of Kushta: Classical and modern approaches

Seema Rani
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Abstract:
Dosage form, Kushta has long been used and is claimed to be very effective because it is effective in a very small dose and with quick action because of its fast absorbing capability, but serious attempts have not been made to study and standardise it on scientific parameters. In current scenario, it is the need of the hour to standardise this formulation at scientific level. Use of advanced technology in kushta formation needs to be compared with classical method. Approaches for standardisation of kushtamentioned in classical literature should be done. For a standard Kushta, scientific studies should be carried out from the level of organoleptic evaluation, physico-chemical standardization, elemental analysis, microbial evaluation, pharmacokinetics, heavy metal toxicity studies and analytical techniques available for preparation and analysis of Kushta. Recently some studies regarding establishment of quality control of kushtas which have been done by research scholars are discussed in this paper.
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